Theodore M. Lechterman

Postdoctoral Researcher in Political Theory & Applied Ethics


I enjoy showing how perspectives from political theory and philosophy can help us navigate problems in public life. Here are some examples:

The Ethics of #DeleteFacebook,” Blog of the APA, Dec. 4, 2018.

One Big Problem with How Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are Spending a Small Share of Their Fortune,” The Conversation, Sep. 19, 2018.

An Ethical Guide to Responsible Giving,” The Conversation, Nov. 28, 2017.

Why Harvey Weinstein Can’t Redeem Himself through Charity Alone,” The Conversation, Oct. 16, 2017.

What Jeff Bezos Gets Wrong (and Right) with his Populist Philanthropy,” The Conversation, June 26, 2017. (Republished by Salon, Business Insider, SFGate, and others.)

Is Populist Criticism of Philanthropy Justified?HistPhil, May 11, 2017.